The Power Of Music
Good afternoon lovely people.
I have just been thinking that music is a great way to keep us company whilst we are alone during this awful lockdown. At times, it can even help us to forget our troubles and give us a lift. I think it is also a good way to express how we feel, often in a manner in which we cannot do verbally.
Music is a language we all understand and it unites people and nations. It reminds us of special moments in our lives and, well its just a joy.
I am thinking that most of us have special songs to remind ourselves of particular times in our lives. Perhaps the greatest example of this is the 1939 song by Vera Lynn, 'We'll Meet Again'. it must have given hope to soldiers setting out to fight at the beginning of the Second World War and to their loved ones left behind.
My own special song is 'Big River' by Jimmy Nail with Mark Knopfler accompanying on the guitar. The river in question was the River Tyne and the song was about Jimmy's Dad who worked in the docks before the Second World War. He went to war and then returned to find the great shipyards closing and leaving him struggling to feed his family. My wonderful Dad was a marine engineer in the North East and the song reminds me of him and my childhood and youth.
Would anybody like to share their own special song and why it is so important to them?